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The Impact Show

Summary: The Impact Show is THE podcast for strength & conditioning coaches, personal trainers and sports/fitness entrepreneurs who want to increase the impact they have on the people around them.

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 Ep. 42 – Anthony Renna on Running Your Own Race | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:33

Anthony Renna was one of the first guys to put out a podcast focused on strength & conditioning.  The Strength Coach Podcast featured Mike Boyle and a host of other great professionals, and Anthony helped usher in an era of podcasts in our industry. Since then, Anthony has created several other podcasts as well as Strength […]

 Ep. 41 – The Art of Sports Science with Fergus Connolly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:26

Sports science has become one of the hottest topics and trends in the world of strength & conditioning.  It seems like everyone is trying to find the holy grail of athlete monitoring or how to utilize sports science to find the key to athletic success.  Millions of dollars have been poured into technology designed to […]

 Ep. 40 – Making an Impact From the Inside with Power Athlete | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:57

Sometimes you see a problem and you complain about it.  Other times, you see a problem and you do something about.  But, making a change to an existing structure or organization is not easy.  That’s why it’s so impressive that the gang at Power Athlete – John Welbourn, Tex McQuilken and Luke Summers – has […]

 Ep. 39 – How to Write a Book or Launch a Product | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:07

Over the past few months, I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about how to write a book or launch a product.  The reason for this is the recent release of the new IYCA book Principles of Athletic Strength & Conditioning.  This project took months of hard work from a lot of people to […]

 Ep. 38 – Aaron Byrd on How to Make a Difference | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:55

Aaron Byrd owns one of the most successful soccer training businesses in the country.  As a former college and professional soccer players, Aaron clearly has the skills necessary to help improve a soccer player’s abilities, but it’s not the soccer training that makes the biggest difference in people’s lives – it’s the lessons he teaches […]

 Ep. 38 – Brett Klika on Selling Out Your Summer Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:55

I had Brett Klika on the show a while back to talk about Youth Training concepts, and he was fantastic.  I recently had him speak at the IYCA Summit, and he was great!  People loved his presentation, but they loved his hands-on work even more.  He also joined us at the Sports Performance Business Academy, […]

 Ep. 36 – Evolving as a Coach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:26

This edition of The Impact Show is all about Evolving as a Coach, but it can go deeper than that.  Your evolution may also include progress as a parent, spouse, friend, businessperson or simply becoming a better version of yourself.  In Part 1 of the show, I explore some of the ways I have evolved, […]

 Ep. 35 – Brett Bartholomew on Conscious Coaching | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:23

Brett Bartholomew is one of the top young strength coaches in the industry.  He has worked as a college S & C Coach at University of Nebraska, spent several years at API/EXOS and he has recently written a book titled Conscious Coaching, that is destined to be a best-seller in the world of strength & […]

 Ep. 34 – Brett Klika on Youth Development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:51

Brett Klika is a leading authority on youth development and how coaches can assist in this maturation process.  He worked for world-renowned trainer Todd Durkin for several years, heading up his youth development program.  Eventually, Brett co-created a program called SPIDERfit Kids that teaches coaches, trainers and educators the intricacies of helping young people become […]

 Ep. 33 – Getting More Done & Common Business Mistakes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:01

People interested in making an impact are busy.  It’s important that we get a lot done in a limited amount of time.  I’m often asked how I’m able to maintain a high level of productivity, but I wish that I could accomplish even more each day.  I truly believe that productive people always feel that […]

 Ep. 32 – Dr. Haley Perlus on Mental Toughness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:06

Dr. Haley Perlus got interested in mental toughness and sports psychology as a competitive downhill skier.  Her coach used an interesting tactic to motivate her, and it impacted her in a way that made her want to dedicate her life to learning more about it.  Since then, Dr. Perlus has worked with hundreds of athletes […]

 Ep. 31 – Brian Sipotz – Getting Started in Sports Performance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:05

Brian Sipotz is the Owner of Advantage Strength & Conditioning in Ann Arbor, MI and a co-owner of  When his professional hockey career ended, Brian wasn’t sure what was next.  By taking risks, meeting the right people and recognizing opportunities, he has created a growing business for himself and his young family. Like many […]

 Ep. 30 – Darl Bauer on Leadership vs Ownership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:37

Regular listeners of the Impact Show know Darl Bauer, the Associate Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Football at West Virginia University.  Well, Darl is back for the final show of 2017, and it’s a great topic for anyone working in a team atmosphere.  In this episode, Darl talks about the difference between leadership and […]

 Ep. 29 – Jim’s Year-End Inventory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:21

The end of the year is always crazy, but we somehow find a way to break through it all and create New Years Resolutions at the beginning of the year.  These resolutions are basically goals – the goals we have for the new year.  But, until we take a look back at the year, we […]

 Ep. 28 – IYCA Transition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:17

In this episode, I’m excited to announce my new leadership role with the IYCA, the International Youth Conditioning Association.  When I got involved in the IYCA several years ago, I realized that it was a very different organization that not only addressed high-quality training methods, they also addressed how to be a better coach, run […]


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